South Bend, Ind., Nov 12, 2016 / 08:08 am
Christian persecution around the world is the focus of the documentary short film Under Caesar's Sword, and the people it portrays.
"What is remarkable about persecuted Christians is their resilience. They are not just victims. Understanding this is the key to being in solidarity with them," said Daniel Philpott, a political science professor at the University of Notre Dame and the movie's co-director.
The 26-minute film shows Christian communities in Turkey, India and elsewhere which suffer religious freedom violations. It interviews Christian families, refugees and regional leaders as well as scholars.
Under Caesar's Sword focuses on their "creative strategies" to survive, build alliances and resist persecution, Notre Dame News reports.